Women in Art 278 Magazine April 2017 - Page 17

working in tourism since 1970, I lived overseas and travelled around in Europe, America, Asia and Africa (11 years in Kenya). The last 22 years I lived in Palma de Mallorca / Spain and now I’m back in Germany. I started painting as a child and meanwhile painting art is my passion, my most favorite hobby. With mostly strong colors I’m able to express my various impressions and ideas, which cool me down and relax. I’m autodidact – of all tried out materials I prefer painting with acrylics and especially on wood. Travelling such a lot left its marks on my art. I get inspired by everything, what is surrounding me – every kind of art, books, culture, traditions, pictures, textiles, exhibitions, events, colors, light, sea, beach, sunrise and sunset, animals, landscapes, seasons, nature, plants and flowers, daily news – the list is never ending. Especially the colors and the smell of Africa and Asia are deeply in my memory. sensual attractiveness. The portrayal of perspectives and mostly the strong expression of bright colors are my trademark. My pictorial language mainly consists of a figurativeness reduced to the essential into which I ornamental transfer very harmonious forms. This is completed by my abilities of applying glowing colors. By achieving a correlation of abstract and figurative forms and color I’m able to give my work of art some Being commented and complimented by friends, family and people around me, in the past years my colorful paintings have found some admirers. My artworks are now part of private collections worldwide, such as Germany, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, India and Australia. ART 17 pag e